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By The Sea Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Great Stay”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This place made our holiday. Great staff and the units were perfect for what we needed. The additional add-ons like the bikes and accessories for the beach and pool were a definite plus. It was private, quiet and very clean which is what we wanted. Will definitely be back to stay again.

Room Tip: A corner suite would be our first choice - sun and a good visual aspect.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hunterville, NZ
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Highlight of our Queensland visit was this place.Stones throw from the beach. We were two couples travelling together and were allocated the loveliest unit. Quiet, garden views, the appointments in the unit were the best, with full kitchen, good sized refridgerator, full oven, coffee maker etc. etc. Two good sized double rooms with large ensuites, washing machine, hair dryer, beautifully clean and fresh. Lovely fresh linen and everything ready for self contained accommodation. The huge shady veranda with sofa, dining suite and large Barbeque was delightful. Heated swimmming pool was immaculate, and free video, book library, beach chairs, beach towels, chilly bins (ok Eskies!) and beach toys a great plus.
Have sought to stay here on a previous visit but couldn't raise staff who apparently finish work promptly in the afternoon, and earlier on Sundays, so if you are seeking chance accommodation, do so early in the day. Glad we caught them this time.

Room Tip: Just tell them what you want, and I'm sure they'll try and oblige
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This was an amazing place to stay. The girls were so welcoming even before we arrived. It felt like home. Our accomodation was at the very top and had a balcony set in the rainforest and we could see the beach from our bedroom. There were deck chairs, bikes, beach buckets, eskys and even dvd's for you to borrow. My only regret is not staying longer. Loved it even down to the singing washing machine. Hope to see you again soon.

Room Tip: The rainforest canopy room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Chesham, Bucks
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

By the sea is a really special place. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were thrilled with our card and bottle of champagne to say congratulations on our engagement. The apartments had good facilities, including a swimming pool, beach towels, dvds to watch at night and books. The rooms were well equipped, clean and spacious.The location was fantastic. I would love to come back here again and again!

Room Tip: Ask for a superior sea view!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I knew we had chosen something special for our accommodation at Port Douglas when I received a welcoming email from the Girls. On our arrival, our apartment was ready (even though we arrived before check-in time). We were amazed at what was provided to make guests' stays as comfortable and memorable as possible. No request was too much trouble and the
Girls knew us by name! Our holiday at By The Sea was over too quickly...we will be back! By the way, did I say the location was perfect?

Room Tip: We loved our apartment with the sea view and balcony with BBQ.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have nothing negative to say about this home away from home. First of all, when booking, it is evident that the owners care and want to make your stay pleasant. I received emails from them where they offered to book tours for me, arrange transportation, and just welcome me.

I booked 4 nights, which entitled me to a discount. My only regret is that i didn't book 8 nights. We loved our stay. Like other reviews state, the hotel provides, free of charge, towels, chairs, videos, books, pool toys, wifi, laptops and ipads. We were able to keep an ipad and laptop in our room for the entire stay. All the people working at the reception were cheerful, welcoming, and helpful. I loved the relaxed atmosphere. There is no safe in the room, but they locked up our passports for us. However, the town had a very "safe" feeling. I doubt things need to be locked up.Our room had a big queen sized bed and well as a pull out couch. Our sleep was very comfortable. The kitchenette was well stocked with utensils and dishes. Our Balcony overlooked some trees. It was very relaxing to sit out and read at the end of the day.

The grocery store is a short walk down the street, as well as bottle shops along the way. Everything you could possibly need is on Macrossan street. It is about 6 blocks long from one end to the other. This hotel is right next to four mile beach. I loved this hotel and this town. I wish i could give a higher than excellent vote.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne
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Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

So thrilled with our choice to stay here. Friendly, relaxed and easygoing. Clean comfortable rooms. So great that they have bikes, beach chairs, towels, wifi, movies free to use and none of that rubbish about leaving deposits and keys to use everything. So handy to beach and shops. Nothing was a problem for staff. Would recommend to anyone to stay here :-)

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: By The Sea Port Douglas
Address: 72 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — By The Sea Port Douglas 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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